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Who Is At The Table?

Who Is At The Table?  December 20, 2019 In our September guest blog, An Opportunity to Explore the Intersections of Hispanic and Recovery Communities, written by Dr. Kristine De Jesus and Angelo Lagares for Hispanic Heritage month, they stated, “There is an opportunity to reduce health disparities, improve quality of

Mariel S. Hufnagel: Written Testimony, FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session 

Mariel S. Hufnagel: Written Testimony, FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session  For Immediate Release New Jersey Department of Human Services FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session (December 4, 2019) Mariel S. Hufnagel : Written Testimony Good morning Commissioner Johnson, and esteemed panel. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this listening session, and

Prisons’ Refusal To Medically Treat Opioid Addiction May Be a Human Rights Violation 

Prisons' Refusal To Medically Treat Opioid Addiction May Be a Human Rights Violation  December 13, 2019  Although there is still some debate within the larger addiction treatment community over the use of methadone and buprenorphine maintenance as treatment for opioid use disorder, the medical community is pretty much settled.

Shifting the Addiction Counseling Paradigm: Starting with Harm Reduction

Shifting the Addiction Counseling Paradigm: Starting with Harm Reduction November 22, 2019  I can think of no other field in the mental health world where counselors regularly predetermine goals for clients and threaten the counseling relationship if the client doesn’t comply. Unfortunately, in the addiction treatment world this is a common reality,